breakingnews:

Powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake shakes Mexico City
Reuters: A powerful earthquake struck Mexico on Friday, shaking buildings in the capital and sending people running out into the street, although there were no early reports of major damage.
Follow more on this story at Breaking News
Photo: People on the streets after a strong earthquake rattled Mexico City on April 18, 2014. (Alfredo Estrella/AFP/Getty Images via NBCNews.com)

breakingnews:

Powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake shakes Mexico City

Reuters: A powerful earthquake struck Mexico on Friday, shaking buildings in the capital and sending people running out into the street, although there were no early reports of major damage.

Follow more on this story at Breaking News

Photo: People on the streets after a strong earthquake rattled Mexico City on April 18, 2014. (Alfredo Estrella/AFP/Getty Images via NBCNews.com)

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aljazeeraamerica:

Effort to protect farmworkers from sexual assault gaining momentum 

Isabel, 30, has been working on Florida tomato farms for many years since she arrived from Guatemala. Her experience in the sun-soaked fields has brought a steady paycheck, but she has also seen co-workers experience sexual abuse and sexual violence.

“Before, we would hear about a contractor or supervisor who would take women to a private place, to the edge of the field, and we understood that sexual assault is what was happening,” she said. “Now, we aren’t hearing these stories in the same way we used to.”

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freeindie:

MORE14 Food Hacks to Make Your Life Delicious

I know what I’m making tonight

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ted:

Adrianne Haslet-Davis dances again for the first time since the Boston terrorist attack last year. 

When the bombs went off at the Boston Marathon finish line, Adrianne Haslet-Davis lost the lower half of her left leg in the explosion. She’s a ballroom dance teacher, and she assumed she would never dance again. With most prosthetics, she wouldn’t.

But Hugh Herr, of the MIT Media Lab, wanted to find a way to help her. He created a bionic limb specifically for dancers, studying the way they move and adapting the limb to fit their motion. (He explains how he did it here.)

At TED2014, Adrianne danced for the first time since the attack, wearing the bionic limb that Hugh created for her.  

Hugh says, “It was 3.5 seconds between the bomb blasts in the Boston terrorist attack. In 3.5 seconds, the criminals and cowards took Adrianne off the dance floor. In 200 days, we put her back. We will not be intimidated, brought down, diminished, conquered or stopped by acts of violence.”

Amen to that, Hugh. 

Watch the full talk and performance here »

vicemag:

How the ‘Ndrangheta Quietly Became the McDonald’s of Mafias

Last year the ‘Ndrangheta—a criminal organization from Calabria, a region that forms the toe of Italy’s boot—raked in more than $75.3 billion. That’s equivalent to revenue of McDonald’s and Deutsche Bank combined, or 3.5 per cent of Italy’s GDP in 2013. It did this through, among other things, extortion, usury, gambling, prostitution, and the trafficking of both drugs and humans.

Cobie for SELF Magazine (April 2014)

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dr-mango:

There’s cool, then there’s Godzilla riding a ATV cool.

dr-mango:

There’s cool, then there’s Godzilla riding a ATV cool.

connietough:

#it looks like joff is jammin to some 90s rap but marg is more into grunge

connietough:

#it looks like joff is jammin to some 90s rap but marg is more into grunge

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"It seems only yesterday I used to believe
there was nothing under my skin but light.
If you cut me I could shine.
But now when I fall upon the sidewalks of life,
I skin my knees. I bleed."
— Billy Collins (via rarararambles)

Pretty much what I did to my roommate

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lets-just-eat:

Pork Shio Ramen

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